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Nick Pivetta

Born: 02/14/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 220
Arm Action: early downward stab; free and easy action, though some shortness to extension; average to above-average arm speed

Delivery: 3/4 slot; slight to no body tilt; some crossfire to motion; moderate effort

Body: tall, mature frame; broad, sloping shoulders; sturdy lower half
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 04/29/2016
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (, Phillies)
Dates Seen 4/25
OFP 40
Realistic 5 starter best case, bullpen sinkerballer
MLB ETA 2017
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 60 93 96 struggled with control of pitch; velocity dropped to 91-93 in 5th inning; maintained from stretch; release doesn't generate much plane; movement is inconsistent throwing across body; will flash late, heavy bore and run to armside
CB 45 55 79 82 11-5 break flashing plus depth; command/control still inconsistent--stays armside with it too frequently
CH 40 45 87 89 harder CH that flashes fade; will over exert; light use
CONTROL 35 40     struggled locating FB; walks are a concern

Tall righty with plus FB and control/command struggles. Return in trade for Jon Papelbon. FB will touch 96, sit 93. Will flash heavy sink, but struggles to locate for strikes. CB flashes above average with 11-5 break and plus depth. Stays arm-side with frequency. CH is harder and will show fade. Walks are an issue. Delivery has slight crossfire and inhibits ability to work effectively to glove-side. Fifth starter if everything comes together; long relief or 'pen sinkerballer if struggles continue.

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